County reconsiders rental housing bill
LIHUE — A shortage of rental housing on Kauai will be addressed by a county committee this morning.
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They need to do something to encourage lower cost housing. We are trying to put a small ADU on our property for my father to live in. Right out of the gate, the water dept charges $14,000 “reserve”. It’s a tax for nothing and only makes it that much harder to build an affordable home.
Well, they did this in Santa Cruz (allowed additional houses to be build on lots of sufficient size), it was a mess. Parking was impossible. Traffic swelled (although who can say that it wasn’t because more people were moving into the Bay Area and were looking for some diversion).
You can get a 3Bdrm/2Bth house in Savanah Georgia for $900. Might even be easier to find a job, although it won’t pay as well, but then I hear they have great rib houses.
Just consider that the UN estimates it would cost only $30Billion to feed all the hungry in the world. Zuckerberg (alone) is worth $74B.
Perhaps we should ask ourselves if we really want to remain invested in promoting Capitalism which seems to ensure that only those with money make money.
Anyone have a better solution?